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Catholic Official Testifies Against Child Abuse: Now What?

Catholic Official Testifies Against Child Abuse: Now What?

By Patrick Seaman, Staff Writer

March 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The lack of transparency in the Vatican’s investigations into those responsible for child abuse, as well as the apparent failure to prevent further abuse cases, is a blemish on the Church’s already precarious reputation.

Fractured house bids goodbye to Boehner

Fractured house bids goodbye to Boehner

By John Ayroso, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Speaker of the House and U.S. Congressman from Ohio, John Boehner has announced his retirement, which is not only a blessing for many Americans in both political aisles but for the Congressman himself. Meanwhile, his retirement comes during a time Americans are politically divided more than ever in past years.

Letter to the Editor: Media coverage of papal visit lacking

Letter to the Editor: Media coverage of papal visit lacking

By Andrew Stola

September 28, 2015


Filed under Opinion

A letter to the editor regarding WSN's recent editorial on Pope Francis.

A progressive papacy in a conservative institution

A progressive papacy in a conservative institution

By WSN Editorial Board

September 23, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Pope Francis's progressiveness has to be seen through the lens of the conservatism of the Roman Catholic Church.

Going Global: No tangible progress in combating Catholic sexual abuse

Going Global: No tangible progress in combating Catholic sexual abuse

March 7, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

It has been almost one full year since Pope Francis was elected to take Pope Benedict XVI’s place in the Vatican. He has been hailed by both the Catholic community and its critics for his openness to bringing much needed reform to the outdated ethos of the church. His forthcoming attitude has all...

Pope Francis lays foundations for personal choice within church

Pope Francis lays foundations for personal choice within church

September 24, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Pope Francis’ recent criticisms of the Catholic Church for its incessant focus on gay marriage, abortion and contraception marks another defining moment in papal history. Even more significant is the largely positive Catholic response to his comments — evidence of a growing desire for change in the church...